April 2015
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FEATURED ARTICLE
Meet the Technology Association of Iowa!
By Patrick Quinn via TAI
The Technology Association of Iowa (TAI) is the premier professional organization driving the success of the state's technology industry and tech-based economy. Being a part of TAI is being part of a community. It’s access to your fellow leaders and peers across the state to work and build your business. It’s a schedule of over 100 TAI events this year, where you and your team can build relationships, support innovation and cultivate industry talent. It’s promise that you’ll have fun doing all of it.
IDEAS FOR SUCCESS
Iowa's Public Innovation Funding Programs
By Adrienne Greenwald via VentureNet Iowa
So, you’re an Iowa based innovative technology company (in the areas of IT, advanced manufacturing or bio/life science) with proof of concept and a minimum viable product on the road to commercialization. What’s next? Well, if you’re looking to delve into fund raising, the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) has a handful of funding programs for entrepreneurs and small businesses who are looking to grow their business in Iowa. 
How to Prioritize Your Life
By IASourceLink Team
When the boss, the customer, the kids, the spouse and even granny can reach you as fast and predictably as lightening follows a thunderclap, how does anyone ever get a break? Is there really such a thing as work-life balance anymore in this age of perpetual access?
 
Iowa Small Business Must Export East to Maintain US Leadership
By U.S. Small Business Administration
More than 95 percent of the world’s consumers live outside of the United States, and only one percent of our small businesses are selling to them. If we’re going to maintain our global economic leadership as a nation, that must change.
 
ENTREPRENEUR INTERESTS
Technology, Entrepreneurship, and Friends - Can This Get Any Better?
By Rob Williams
This month, IASourceLink proudly sponsored all of the TechBrew events going on in Iowa. It’s because we understand the power and serendipitous development that can and will occur when really talented people get together to chat (of course, the free beer and food is great as well!). These events are terrific for entrepreneurs of all stripes, and they are available in many Iowa locations- the Cedar Valley, North Central Iowa, Central Iowa, and Western Iowa to name just a few.
 
TIPS, TOOLS & TECHNOLOGY
Organize Your Business With Free Resources
By Valyn Reinig
I’ve always been a list person. When I find something really cool on the web, I bookmark and save it for later. When my bookmarks start to accumulate, I create a separate document and list my favorite sites with a short description and a link. Like most processes, building out lists can be extremely time consuming. That’s why I’m excited to share with you, Freebie.Supply, a site that boasts over 300 awesome free things for the entrepreneur, all in easy to understand lists.
UPCOMING WEBINARS
Success with SEO: Standing Out on the Web
Jeff Carey, Blue Traffic
 
Thursday, April 16
Noon-1pm


REGISTER>>> 
EVENTS & CLASSES
April 3-4
Mission Creek Innovation Conference
Iowa City, IA

April 3
Maximizing Web Sales
North Liberty, IA

April 6
Export Certificate Program
Des Moines, IA

April 7
Iowa Vendor Conference
Ankeny, IA

April 9
Connecting Statewide Leaders
Storm Lake, IA


April 10
Government Contracting 101
Cedar Falls, IA

April 14
LEAD Program
Waterloo, IA

April 16
Journey To Your Vision Seminar
Perry, IA

April 16
Success with SEO: Standing Out on the Web 
Online Webinar

April 16
Prometheus Awards
Des Moines, IA


April 21
Startup Grind Council Bluffs
Council Bluffs, IA

April 23
Hawkeye Innovation Summit
Iowa City, IA
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